Morning Brew – Tuesday, Nov. 8: “Fun Home: The Musical,” ABC develops a show about chefbian Susan Feniger



Someone is going to out Santana on Episode 5 of Glee. Want to see who?

Rachel Maddow is going to be interviewed by David Letterman at his alma mater Ball State as part of Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series. It’s going down Friday, Dec. 2 and school President Jo Ann M. Gora says of Rachel:

Rachel Maddow is emerging as one of the most thought provoking political commentators in the nation. I’m confident that this conversation will challenge our students to think critically about their roles as today’s voters and tomorrow’s leaders. We are grateful to Dave for his generous support of the university and his ongoing engagement and participation in the series. His direct participation has made this unique opportunity possible.

Lucky Ball State students!

Here’s a look at Pretty Little Liars Season 2, coming this winter.

Wanda Sykes is always making me laugh. She talked about coming out with Pink News:

I lived so much of my life trying to be something I wasn’t. On the other hand I believe everything happens for a reason and at the right time. I did it when I was ready, but when I look back of course I wish I’d been open and out. I mean, think of all that hot ass I could have got before I got married!

Lesbian duo Telepathe say they have completed their second album. I can’t wait! I loved Dance Mother.

Amazing news. Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori are adapting Alison Bechdel‘s Fun Home for the stage! It’s part of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program and it’s going to be a musical. A depressing musical, but a musical nonetheless.

ABC is developing a TV series based on lesbian chef Susan Feniger and her friend/business partner Mary Sue Milliken. Deadline has the details:

Set in the 1980s, the untitled comedy, written by Jeff Greenstein, chronicles the early days of celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s unique business partnership and friendship. Former Will & Grace executive producer Greenstein is executive producing with [Michael] Eisner, Noel Bright and Steve Cohen, while Milliken and Feniger serve as producers. Chefs and business partners for over 25 years, Milliken and Feniger own the chain of Border Grill restaurants and its gourmet taco truck offshoot. They star in Food Network’s Too Hot Tamales and have appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters.

This I gotta see!

A book from CNN writer Linda Erin Keenan has a few lesbianish stories in it that you might care to read. It’s called Suburgatory and it’s one of the inspirations for the new TV show starring Cheryl Hines. Here’s what one review mentions regarding two of its stories:

Who wouldn’t want to hear more of how a father and mother explain to their son about the relationship between their two lesbian pet hamsters? Or about how nervous mothers try too hard to make Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon and her partner feel welcome in their neighborhood?

It’s written in newspaper article format, so it sounds kind of like a book form of The Onion.

Gigola director Laurie Charpentier is working on her next script, which she says is based on her time spent admiring butches in London. Specifically it will follow:

…a young androgynous female, uncomfortable in her skin, but very attractive and bright. can’t wait to start work on it… and I really hope that the film can be co-produced in the UK.

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On the UK show Misfits this week, Curtis used his superpowers to change into Melissa, who then ends up hooking up with the girl of his affection, Emma! Here is Curtis as Curtis, and Curtis as Melissa. Who is wooing Emma best?

Thanks for the tip, Jenny!

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Desperate Housewives (Lifetime 1 p.m.), *Caroline Rhea & Friends (Showtime2 1:45 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Black Swan (Cinemax 2:20 p.m.), Bi the Way (Logo 3 p.m.), Searching 4 Sandeep (Logo 5 p.m.), *Chopped (Food Network 6 p.m.), The Rosie Show (OWN 7 p.m.), Glee (Fox 8 p.m.), 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards (Logo 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Iron Chef America (Cooking Channel 11 p.m.) and Annie Leibovitz on David Letterman (CBS 11:35 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)